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Doubling Down on Anti-Gun News

Jim-P Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 12:03 AM
Roy323, I agree, there was a lot of really bad stuff going on during the 60's. All of the demostarations, yes a lot of destruction and violence. I had friends die in Vietnam, I got drafted along with 100's of thousands of other kids. Was a life changing time. Not many here really care about what happened to all of the youth back then. Useless War, Big Money, oh well I try to forget those days.

Everyone can imagine the horror of a madman shooting up an elementary school, especially the horror of losing your six-year-old in the melee. But at some point, the news media's wallowing in Newtown reminds one of Don Henley's satirical song "Dirty Laundry," and how the anchors' eyes gleam through plane-crash news because "it's interesting when people die; we love dirty laundry."

The "O" word that defines the media at times like these isn't "objective." It's "opportunistic."

To be sure, the "news" manufacturers aren't hoping for a school shooting. But that doesn't mean they aren't ready to exploit it. Newsweek columnist...